The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Supports Research to Diagnose Hypoglycemia
A $150,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will support research at Saint Louis University led by scientist Gina Yosten, Ph.D. Yosten’s team is pursuing solutions for people with diabetes who are at risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar known as hypoglycemia.
Yosten’s lab studies g protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs are the most abundant receptor family encoded by the human genome and one of the most popular drug targets for those designing new medicines. Her team focuses on metabolic diseases, and, in particular, diabetes.
In this study, Yosten’s team is examining a missed signal that can cause those with type 1 diabetes to develop hypoglycemia….